The extent to which each state reports records to the FBI varies widely. The federal government acknowledges that it’s possible to obtain more accurate information from professional background screeners.
Sometimes tragedy creates change for the better –a sad reality that is being illustrated on campuses across the country as an increasing number of colleges mandate background screenings for students, particularly those enrolled in health science programs.
In today’s “microwave society” the need for speed often supersedes thoroughness, but in the absence of comprehensive background checks on prospective employees, haste can result in waste…and sometimes worse. Gone are the days when the hiring process was based on a good “gut” feeling and a firm handshake, yet there remain a fair number of otherwise very savvy business people who take the self-service approach to background screening. Without question, the Internet has made the screening process somewhat simple and inexpensive, but without knowing what to look for and where to find it, information can be confusing and/or misleading.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.